EDUDEAF: Weather Unit

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Subj: Great URL
Date: 97-03-11 23:38:23 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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Hey folks,

I have been meaning to share this OUTSTANDING Web site with you. It is:
http://www.whnt19.com/kidwx/

It's Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page and it is simply phenomenal. I am teaching the Water Cycle and Weather this month. This site has ALL I need and more to do this unit. We did on line reading yesterday and as always the kids loved it.

Tomorrow we will be creating models of the layers of the atmospheres. Right now I have them simply making 3D models using colored sponges. I've toyed with the idea of a huge Spring Mural for the hallway outside my door. But, I've not figured out exactly HOW to do this.

Any ideas on creating a 3D Spring mural which would include weather concepts? About as far as I have gotten is using cotton to create various cloud types.

Thanks,
Cathy

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Subj: Spring mural
Date: 97-03-12 13:11:20 EST
From: ckrepel@POST.ITS.MCW.EDU (Candace Krepel)
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Just so happens that there was a piece on the news last night about a local kindergarten classroom that has turned itself into a rain forest. The teacher started it by hanging "vines". The kids then made all kinds of animals and plants to hang in the vines and on the walls. Perhaps something along these lines would be appropriate (they didn't include the daily rainfall :*)

Candy Krepel

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Subj: Re: Spring mural
Date: 97-03-12 16:23:39 EST
From: hutchinl@TCNJ.EDU (Laura Hutchinson)
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How about using white paper plates to cut in the shapes of the phases of the moon? You could hang them from the ceiling, diagonally from one corner of the room to the other in order(if your room IS the mural) or hung in order above the mural...whatever suits your design/space. You could incorporate this with the effect of the moon on the tides. I've forgotten what and if you specified the grade level since I didn't save the original posting. Hope this helps.

Laura White
Student
The College of New Jersey

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Subj: Re: Spring mural
Date: 97-03-12 17:37:02 EST
From: CBRAN00@UKCC.UKY.EDU (Cathy Brandt)
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On Wed, 12 Mar 1997 09:44:59 -0600 Candace Krepel said: >

>Just so happens that there was a piece on the news last night about a >local kindergarten classroom that has turned itself into a rain forest. >The teacher started it by hanging "vines". The kids then made all kinds >of animals and plants to hang in the vines and on the walls. Perhaps >something along these lines would be appropriate (they didn't include the >daily rainfall :*)

Our fifth grade did that last year with a short hall way and it was awesome. This year that hallway is an ocean complete with hanging nets and fish hanging from the ceiling.

'Preciate you sharing!
Cathy

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